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Hidilyn Diaz: Tokyo 2020 Olympics is top priority

Jun 29, 2020 - 6:16 PM

'I have only one chance and alam ko kaya ko manalo kaya ginagawa ko 'yung best ko every time,' says the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medalist

PRIORITY. Hidilyn Diaz remains focused on her journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics despite the uncertainty. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'I keep thinking about food': Diaz, Petecio struggle with quarantine diet

May 17, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Olympic hopefuls Hidilyn Diaz and Nesthy Petecio make adjustments to meet an athlete's diet during quarantine

NUTRITION STRUGGLES. Hidilyn Diaz (left) and Nesthy Petecio follow Dr. Jeaneth Aro's diet plan for athletes. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Diaz) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Petecio)

Weight off their minds: Hidilyn Diaz’s online workouts feed PH families

May 08, 2020 - 2:39 PM

Still training in Malaysia, Olympic weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz finds a way to lend a hand back home

ROLE MODEL. Hidilyn Diaz shares some training tips in a recent online workout session. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Get Olympics-ready with Hidilyn Diaz's quarantine workout

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Check out how Hidilyn Diaz continues her Olympic preparations under quarantine in Malaysia

Virus stalls Olympic bid, but Hidilyn Diaz still urges Filipinos to stay positive

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz tries to cheer on Filipinos amid the coronavirus pandemic

HEART. Hidilyn Diaz cheers on everyone affected by the coronavirus. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Colombia lockdown puts Hidilyn Diaz's Olympics return on the line

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz becomes a victim of a travel ban in Colombia, where her last Olympic qualifier will be held

GOLDEN. Hidilyn Diaz rides on her 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medal stint. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awardees

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and boxer Nesthy Petecio will be honored along with 10 other sports personalities

RECOGNIZED. Hidilyn Diaz and Nesthy Petecio will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Diaz) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Petecio)

Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio join POC Athletes' Commission

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:38 PM

The POC Athletes' Commission expands to 7 to meet the membership requirements

FOR THE ATHLETES. Hidilyn Diaz continues her role in representing national athletes to the International Olympic Committee. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz bags 3 golds in 2020 Roma World Cup

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:27 PM

Filipina star Hidilyn Diaz impresses with a sweep of the 2020 Roma Weightlifting World Cup

ROAD TO TOKYO. Hidilyn Diaz further boosts her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Screenshot from Youtube

'No holidays': Hidilyn Diaz on track for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:26 PM

Hidilyn Diaz wants to boost her world ranking as the Philippine weightlifting star competes in the penultimate Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier

MOMENTUM. Hidilyn Diaz rides on her golden performance in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz to Filipinas: 'We can be both strong and beautiful’

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'One thing I learned is that I can be beautiful whenever I compete. We are beautiful in our on ways and as Filipinas, we are also strong,' says weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Pressured' Hidilyn Diaz draws inspiration from home crowd

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Before bagging the SEA Games gold, weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz admits feeling nervous as her parents watched live for the first time

UNDISPUTED. Hidilyn Diaz may have won in the world stage, but she says there were times she doubted herself. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: Hidilyn Diaz bags elusive SEA Games gold

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:32 PM

(UPDATED) Decorated weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz snatches her first Southeast Asian Games gold medal

STILL ON TOP. Hidilyn Diaz proves that she's still the best in the region. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Hidilyn Diaz out to snatch first SEA Games gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz looks to rule the Southeast Asian Games in front of her countrymen

PUMPED UP. Hidilyn Diaz believes she’s ready to rule the 55kg event. Rappler screenshot

Duterte gives Yulo, Petecio, other medal winners more cash rewards

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with gymnast Carlos Yulo, boxers Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial, pole vaulter Ernest Obiena, and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Malacañang complex

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Gold Medalist Carlos Yulo at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on October 16, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

Hidilyn Diaz wins bronze in 2019 world championships

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:57 AM

After a podium finish in the last two editions, Hidilyn Diaz captures another bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships to stay on track of her 2020 Olympic bid

STILL A FORCE. Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proves yet again that she’s among the world’s best. Photo from the International Weightlifting Federation

Hidilyn Diaz receives P2 million for Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid

Aug 09, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The country's top weightlifter gets financial support to pump up her bid to win the country's first Olympic gold medal

TOP WEIGHTLIFTER. Hidilyn Diaz wins the 2018 Asian Games women's 53kg weightlifting gold. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz, PSC reconcile in support of Olympic gold dream

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:31 PM

'We have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

RESOLVED. The Philippine Sports Commission pledges its support for Hidilyn Diaz' Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid. Photo from release

Hidilyn Diaz on Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid: 'I need financial support'

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz asks for financial support in her journey back to the quadrennial meet

TEARFUL. Hidilyn Diaz turns emotional after winning the Philippines' first gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz fears for life over Duterte foe list

May 10, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'I am concerned for my security as well as that of my parents,' says the Olympic weightlifting star

UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. The President’s spokesman says there has been a wrong analysis of the Duterte ouster diagram that includes Philippine sports star Hidilyn Diaz. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Panelo says Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz not part of 'conspiracy' vs Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames the media for making a 'wrong analysis' about the diagrams, saying Ho and Diaz were only included to show Rodel Jayme's Facebook interests

New Malacañang diagrams. Screenshot from RTVM

Hidilyn Diaz, Gretchen Ho clear names in ouster matrix

May 10, 2019 - 12:44 AM

The weightlifter says all her time is dedicated to her goal of reaching the Tokyo Olympics, while the former volleybelle claims she is 'neither red nor yellow'

CONFUSED. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho have both been tagged in the new ouster matrix released by the Malacañang. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Precious del Valle/Rappler

LOOK: Gretchen Ho, Hidilyn Diaz brush off 'Bikoy' links in new ouster matrix

May 08, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz and former volleyball star Gretchen Ho strongly deny their involvement in Malacañang’s newest expose

TOO BUSY. Hidilyn Diaz and Gretchen Ho note that they're too busy with their respective endeavors. File photo

WATCH: Teen weightlifter Kate Diaz out to make her own name

Apr 27, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Kate Diaz doesn't just want to be known as the niece of Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn

NEXT IN LINE. Kate Diaz aims to be the next big thing to her aunt, 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz cops 3 silvers in 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz seeks to make it back to the Olympics

GOOD START. Hidilyn Diaz impresses in the 55kg category in the women's weightlifting event. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Beyond Sports: Hidilyn Diaz pursues new ventures

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:20 PM

While preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Hidilyn Diaz inspires athletes to start preparing for life after national team duties

DOUBLE DUTY. Hidilyn Diaz gives back to national athletes by helping them reach the Olympics. Photo from Komida Foods Instagram

SEA Games 2019: Yulo, Asiad golden girls banner PH flag bearer candidates

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Four athletes who made 2018 a year to remember for Philippine sports headline the candidates eyed to serve as flag bearer in this year's SEA Games

RISING STAR. Carlos Yulo continues to prove he's among the best in world gymnastics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Feb 15, 2019 - 11:55 PM

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Hidilyn Diaz ramps up bid for top Olympic ranking

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz plans to intensify her training in China for two months to gear up for the 2019 Olympic qualifying events

GOLDEN GIRL. Hidilyn Diaz is one of the Philippines' hopes for a first Olympic gold medal. Photo from Asian Games media pool

In fitness and in love: Couples who work out together

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together

Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Golden girls to be honored as PSA Athletes of the Year

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, Yuka Saso and the women's golf team will be recognized for winning 4 gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games

GIRL POWER. Yuka Saso and the women's golf team, Hidilyn Diaz and Margielyn Didal, who all won gold medals in the 18th Asian Games, will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Asiad gold winners lead PSA Awards nominees

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The all-female Asian Games gold medalists emerge as the top bets for Athlete of the Year in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Annual Awards in February

WONDER WOMEN. Filipino female athletes (from top left, clockwise) Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal emerge as the country's top performers in 2018. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Filipina Olympians support athletes' maternity leave bill

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Under the act, a separate provision will allow pregnant athletes to continue receiving their allowances and other benefits

OLYMPIAN'S DESIRE. Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz believes that the athletes' benefits in the provision under the Expanded Maternity Leave act can encourage Filipina athletes to return to their sport after giving birth. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

PSC tackles Hidilyn's weightlifting woes

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission makes sure that weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz will get enough support for her 2020 Tokyo Olympics bid

OLYMPIC BID. Hidilyn Diaz is working to nab the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold with her core team. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz on Olympic gold dreamers: 'The more the merrier'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Hidilyn Diaz feels happy that Asian skate queen Margielyn Didal is also aiming for an Olympic gold

GIRL POWER. Hidilyn Diaz is happy that Margielyn Didal also shares the same Olympic gold dream as her. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Pinay athletes deliver 70% of PH medal haul

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:29 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas says he's impressed that 12 of the Philippines' 18 medals came from Filipina athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

GOLDEN GIRLS. Philippines' gold medal haul is led by Yuka Saso, the women's golf team, Margielyn Didal and Hidilyn Diaz. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Hidilyn Diaz considered retirement before Asiad triumph

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:17 PM

After sacrificing so much, the Filipina weightlifting star almost hung up her spurs after bagging silver in the 2016 Olympics

CHAMP. Hidilyn Diaz is given a hero's welcome by the Philippine Air Force for her gold-winning stint in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PH golden girl Hidilyn Diaz got a fan in Chris Tiu

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:02 PM

The veteran Gilas guard reveals he has been following the weightlifting star's career way back in the 2012 London Olympics

INSPIRATION. Chris Tiu draws inspiration from the Philippines' Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. Photos from Asian Games website (Tiu) and Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz)

WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz on journey to Asian Games gold

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:16 PM

It was pure hard work and grit that have kept the Philippine weightlifting star on top

Snappy salute: PH hails Hidilyn Diaz for Asian Games lift

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Netizens say Hidilyn Diaz's golden feat eases the pain of the basketball team's 2-point loss against China

TRIUMPHANT. Hidilyn Diaz celebrates at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's 53kg weightlifting event. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

I miss cheesecake! Hidilyn reveals sacrifice on path to glory

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:44 PM

After all the hard work, the country's weightlifting star hopes to indulge in a guilty passion

TEARFUL. Hidilyn Diaz turns emotional after winning the Philippines' first gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

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Aug 22, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Golden delight: Hidilyn Diaz bags first PH gold

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:34 AM

The weightlifting star's gold-winning performance propels the Philippines to 14th place in the 2018 Asian Games on Tuesday, August 21

FIRST GOLD. Hidilyn Diaz nabs her first ever Asian Games gold medal. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz gold worth P6M

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:10 AM

Another cash windfall awaits the Philippine weightlifting standout after reigning in the 2018 Asian Games

TRIUMPHANT. Gold medal winner Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines (center) celebrates at the podium with silver medalist Kristina Shermetova of Turkmenistan (left) and bronze winnerKhambao Surodchana of Thailand. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz gives PH first 2018 Asian Games gold

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The Olympic silver medalist delivers a golden performance with a total lift of 207 kg

GOLD. After 4 bronze medals, the Philippines wins its first gold in the 2018 Asian Games thanks to Hidilyn Diaz. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Pressure hardly weighs down Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The 2016 Olympic silver medalist stays focused on her bid to bring home an Asian Games gold

COMEBACK. Hidilyn Diaz hopes to show that she's still among Asia's best.

Hidilyn Diaz's success inspires rising Filipina weightlifters

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rosegie Ramos and Jane Linette Hipolito are looking to follow the footsteps of the country's only female Olympic silver medalist

INSPRIATION. Hidilyn Diaz takes responsibility of guiding the young weightlifters who are the future of Philippine sports. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP